Parents' Guide to

Dora the Explorer: Fairytale Adventure

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Kids learn a lot on rescue mission with Dora.

Game Windows 2004
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 5+

perfect for younger kids

love it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Fairytale Adventure is a good choice for families wanting to encourage bilingual speech because Dora speaks in both English and Spanish. In addition, the software has three fairytale storybooks that can be read aloud. In the game, youngsters play learning activities that teach colors, shapes, counting, and logical reasoning.

Dora and her friends encourage a child's participation by looking out and talking directly to the child. Because the activities are available on three levels of difficulty, the software is replayable. The software offers hints and help when a child is struggling -- a hallmark of good preschool/kindergarten software. The adventure is exciting because Dora interacts with a witch, a dragon, a giant, and even singing stones.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release date: November 9, 2004
  • Genre: Preschool
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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